Your First Listen: Week of September 24

Remarkable new songs you need to hear from Weezer, SYML, Mumford & Sons, and more

Each week we feature five remarkable songs that you need to hear on Your First Listen. In case you miss them on air, you can catch up on the weekly tracks right here. Your First Listen airs weekdays at 12:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m.

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Mumford and Sons – “Guiding Light”

Mumford and Sons fourth album, Delta, will be out November 17th. Although they are back to acoustic instruments, apparently they got pretty experimental, incorporating influences from the electronic and hip-hop worlds. October 4th you’ll find out when they’ll be back in Toronto! Until then, here’s their latest!

Monowhales – “Let It Go”

Let’s get local! The Monowhales worked with one half of MSTRKFT’s Al P. on their latest EP Control Freak, which is full of catchy gems, including this one.


Weezer – “California Snow”

Weezer got a love this year for their surprising cover of Toto’s “Africa” but let’s get to their latest original, shall we? This one has made the soundtrack for the movie Spell, here’s “California Snow.”

Basement Revolver – “Johnny”

Hamilton is a hotbed for bands, you know that! It’s also a University town that brings people together, and much like Arkells, the members of Basement Revolver met after they all moved to Hamilton for school. They’re getting a lot of love these days and here’s a dreamy, fuzzy gem from them for you.


SYML – “Clean Eyes”

Brian Fennell, founding member of the Seattle band Barcelona, created a solo project called Syml, which means “simple” in Welsh. On his upcoming release he definitely kicked it up a notch from the more moody tunes you may know from him. Case in point: the downright danceable “Clean Eyes.“